Sforzando, sforzando |
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Sforzando, sforzando |

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sforzato, forzato (sforzato, forzato, ital., from sforzare, forzare – strain strength; abbr. sf, sfz, fz

A designation that prescribes a louder performance of a sound or chord, with which it stands. Since the 19th century together with rinforzando (rin-forzato) is often regarded as equivalent to sforzato piano (sfp), i.e. sf followed by piano. A particularly strong emphasis on a sound or chord is indicated by the superlative degree from S. – sforzatissimo (abbr. ffz, sffz).

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